Kalmar Innovates With “Expect More”


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has today launched a new range of empty container handlers at Container Depot Munich. Promoted with the phrase “Expect more”; the range promises not only to meet customer expectations, but to even exceed them.

Over the last 30 years, Kalmar has delivered nearly 10,000 empty container handlers, with thousands of them still in operation today. 90% of Kalmar customers say they would purchase a Kalmar empty container handler again, primarily for their superior durability and reliability and the excellent local support and service network.

The new DCG80-100 range was developed following research to discover what customers most wanted from container handlers. The three most important factors were better performance, greater reliability with less downtime, and lower running costs. The DCG80-100 empty container handlers have been designed to offer all this, as well as an unprecedented amount of choice on features.



The range offers single and double stacker models in 8, 9, or 10 tonne capacities. Drive lines, lifting heights, spreaders, and performance levels can all be specified according to need, as can a host of safety features and options, including reverse warning, fire suppression, alco lock, tyre pressure monitoring, additional lighting, and more. 

Driver comfort is prioritised with the state-of-the-art EGO cabin, offering advanced ergonomics, improved visibility, and the option of either a high or low position on the chassis. The range offers the highest lifting and lowering rates available on the market, with dramatically reduced running costs per move.

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Servicing intervals have also been increased, with easier access to the machine for maintenance. The new range also comes with SmartFleet, a powerful equipment monitoring and optimisation tool that makes it easy to analyse performance data, helping to improve both efficiency and productivity.

Alf-Gunnar Karlgren, Sales & Marketing Director at Kalmar, said: “Our new range of empty container handlers offers more than ever before, giving customers much more for their money.

“They are the most reliable and robust range of empty container handlers on the market, with higher uptime and lower total running costs than competing machines. This, combined with the high re-sale value of all Kalmar empty container handlers, means that the DCG80-100 range offers the best lifetime value currently available.” 

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